The History of Anglo-Japanese Relations, 1600-2000
The five volumes which make up the series on the History of Anglo-Japanese Relations, 1600-2000, cover the relationship between these two island communities from the first contacts at the start of the Seventeenth century through to the end of the present millennium. While the studies cover the Anglo-Japanese relationship over the past four centuries, they tend to concentrate on features of the past 150 years. The volumes have been prepared independently over the past five years by Japanese and non-Japanese scholars who have met to debate and discuss their papers. These studies analyze the rise and fall of these relations in four dimensions: political and diplomatic; economic and business; military and naval; and social and cultural. The first two volumes are devoted to a chronological treatment of political-diplomatic exchanges.